Accounting for a Merchandising Business – Inventory


  • What is a merchandising business?
  • How is it different from a service business?


  • Wholesaler vs. Retailer
    What is inventory?
  • Why is it so critical?

Discussion: Two Aspects – BS (Current Asset) and IS (COGS)
Periodic vs. Perpetual inventory systems – The Inventory Cycle
What is COGS? – calculation and using the equation
Complete Exercise 2 and 3 Page 402

Additional Review and Practice:

  1. Read 396-401
  2. Questions 1-17
  3. Exercises 2-5